March 2018

Gift Will Fund Professorship, Research in Energy and Environmental Policy

March 9, 2018

A $250,000 gift from Maxwell School alumnus James Ajello ’76 MPA will create a new professorship in energy and environmental policy while supporting interdisciplinary research projects in that field. The gift, with an initial term of five years, also funds opportunities—both training and research—for graduate and undergraduate students. Maxwell professor Peter Wilcoxen will serve as the inaugural Ajello Professor in Read more

February 2018

School of Education’s Inaugural Keith Distinguished Speaker Series to Feature Pinkney Family

February 14, 2018

A new School of Education lecture series devoted to early childhood literacy debuted with the most prominent family in the field of children’s literature and illustration. Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney, Brian Pinkney and Andrea Davis Pinkney ’85 visited Syracuse for a two-day residency.  They discussed how social justice and representation of African American culture in children’s literature became their Read more

Historic $20 Million Gift to Support Construction of National Veterans Resource Center

February 5, 2018

Syracuse University, home to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), today announced a $20 million gift from U.S. Navy veteran and Life Trustee Daniel D’Aniello ’68 and his wife, Gayle. This gift, one of the single largest gifts in University history, will support construction of the National Veterans Resource Center (NVRC), a first-of-its-kind facility that will house the Read more

January 2018

University Announces $2.28M Invest Syracuse Gift for the College of Engineering and Computer Science

January 26, 2018

Syracuse University Life Trustee William “Bill” F. Allyn G’59 and his wife, Janet “Penny” Jones Allyn ’60, have made a $2.28 million gift to the University. Their support was inspired—in part—by Invest Syracuse: Advancing Academic Excellence and Student Experience, a $100 million initiative that seeks to redefine the student experience, advance discovery and innovation and expand opportunity. The Allyn Family’s Read more

Ed Pettinella G’76 MBA Establishes Second Endowed Professorship to Help Attract, Retain Exceptional Faculty

January 25, 2018

Syracuse University Trustee Edward “Ed” Pettinella G’76 MBA attributes his extraordinary 43-year career to two management principles: consistently hiring and retaining people who are ambitious, talented and motivated, and ensuring that the right people are in the right positions. The value he places on people guided Pettinella to initially endow a professorship in finance at Whitman in 2012 with a Read more

December 2017

Alumnus John Lally and Wife, Laura, Provide $1 Million Gift in Support of Football Program

December 21, 2017

Alumnus and Syracuse football letterwinner John Lally ’82 and his wife, Laura, are giving back to new generations of student-athletes through generous support of the football program. The couple has made a significant gift of $1 million that will go toward reconditioning the turf athletic practice field, renovations to the football complex, and other improvements. A graduate of the Whitman Read more

King Family Gift Supports Architecture Reading Room Renovation, Renaming

December 1, 2017

Dean of Libraries David Seaman and School of Architecture Dean Michael Speaks have announced a generous gift from Russell A. King ’52 and his late wife, Joan “Jiggy” King ’50, to create the King + King Architecture Library Endowed Support Fund. The gift is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of King + King Architects. Founded in 1868 by Archimedes Read more

Alumnus Kwang Tan, Ph.D., Makes $3.5 Million Gift in Support of Student Health, Wellness and Recreation

December 1, 2017

A $3.5 million gift from alumnus Kwang Tan G’73, Ph.D., will help ensure Syracuse University students have access to comprehensive health, wellness and recreation services and resources for generations to come. Tan’s gift will support significant renovations to Archbold Gymnasium, which includes the creation of the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new state-of-the-art, health, wellness and recreation complex. The Read more

November 2017

Five College Of Engineering & Computer Science Professors Honored with Endowed Professorships

November 13, 2017

On Friday, Nov. 3, professors Jesse Bond, Dacheng Ren, Biao Chen, Jae Oh and Young Moon from the College of Engineering & Computer Science were formally inducted as endowed professors. Dean Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg and Provost Michelle Wheatly recognized the professors and the generous benefactors who supported the endowments. Chemical engineering Professor Bond was inducted as the Gustav A. Mezger Read more

October 2017

Alumnus Honored by Son with Creation of Endowed Scholarship Fund

October 30, 2017

An alumnus is being honored by his son who has established a scholarship in his father’s name to support student-athletes pursuing graduate work in education or service-based fields. The $1.5 million endowment is being provided by Brian Grossman in honor of his father, Dr. Murray Grossman ’43, G’45, who served as medical consultant to Syracuse University Athletics for 25 years. Read more

Phyllis Backer Foundation Establishes Named Professorship in Jewish Studies

October 26, 2017

A major gift from The Phyllis Backer Foundation will enhance the depth and breadth of modern Jewish studies at Syracuse University. The foundation has made a $1.5 million gift to establish The Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S). A national search will be launched for a teacher-scholar fluent in topics relating to Read more

Boost the ’Cuse Is a Resounding Success

October 23, 2017

Expectations for Syracuse University’s first-ever day of giving were high, and the Orange community exceeded all of them. By all accounts, the October 17 Boost the ’Cuse effort was a resounding success. Thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends made gifts during SU’s 24 hours of giving to ensure future generations of SU students have access to a Read more

Mission Accomplished! Syracuse University Soars in First-Ever Giving Day

October 18, 2017

Thank you! The Syracuse University community came together to make Tuesday an extraordinary day. Boost the ’Cuse, Syracuse’s 24 hours of giving, launched with an initial goal of 1,870 donors, and the historic day ended with nearly double that: 3,568 donors who raised $1,769,780 for Syracuse University, unlocking all of the additional funds made possible by a generous challenge gift Read more

Boost the ’Cuse Mission Is Go for Launch!

October 10, 2017

We are one week away from Boost the ’Cuse—Syracuse University’s first ever 24-hour giving day on Oct. 17. As you read last week, a $500,000 gift from Syracuse University Life Trustee Daniel A. D’Aniello ’68 will ensure that your gifts on that day have an even greater impact. Otto’s been training to lead this important mission for several weeks. Watch Read more

Einhorn Family Walk to Be Dedicated Oct. 7 During Orange Central

October 5, 2017

A striking new campus landmark completed as part of the Campus Framework, the Einhorn Family Walk will be dedicated during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. The event will take place during Orange Central. The Einhorn Family Walk was supported by a gift from University Trustee Steven ’64, G’67, and Sherry Einhorn ’65. Steven Einhorn is the chair Read more